You are registered to participate in Lichens and their Photobionts with Daphne Stone on Saturday-Sunday, October 18-19. Please arrive to sign in and meet your instructor by 9:00 a.m. at SFI, 1241 Illinois River Rd., Selma.
Class will conclude by 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
Tentative Course itinerary*:
Saturday, October 18
9:00 a.m. Introductions
9:30 a.m. Intro to lichen structure
11:00 a.m. Field trip
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1-4:00 p.m. Sectioning of lichen thallus, use of compound microscope
5:00 p.m. Group potluck for lodgers and day students
(Bring food/drink to share if you’d like to participate)
Sunday, October 19
9:00 a.m. Introduction to photobionts
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Examining various photobionts
1:00 pm. Field trip
2:00-4:00 p.m. Examining thallus colors and photobionts
Other Supplies: Bring a dissecting kit and a microscope if you prefer to use your own. Otherwise, SFI provides microscopes.
Reference books/field guides: Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest, Second Edition, by McCune and Geiser.